An unusual event took place at the Parc des Princes on Sunday evening during PSG-Rennes: Kylian Mbappé was substituted during the match. Luis Enrique tried to explain why… but let slip some information about the player’s future.

It’s noteworthy enough to be highlighted: Kylian Mbappé was substituted during the match between PSG and Rennes this Sunday. Despite wearing the captain’s armband, he was relatively quiet at the Parc des Princes, and his substitution was met with some jeers, even though he hadn’t been specifically targeted by criticism before the start of the match.

He was replaced by Gonçalo Ramos… who was at the center of two penalty incidents. The first was overturned after a VAR review, but the second was eventually converted. Is this a sign? Thanks to that goal, PSG avoided defeat, equalizing 1-1 in the final minutes of regular time.

Total Freedom for Luis Enrique, PSG boss don’t Interfere

Luis Enrique justified this substitution after the match by stating, “It can happen sooner or later, but at some point, we have to learn to play without Kylian. It’s something all coaches have to manage.”

This brief statement obviously had an impact, given the context we know. With Mbappé potentially leaving PSG, Luis Enrique may start fielding him less in the coming months…

In the columns of the sports daily L’Equipe, a member of the Paris club explains that the PSG coach, however, faces no pressure from the management. “Luis Enrique makes his decisions, and he has complete freedom to do so. There are no directives from the management regarding Kylian Mbappé.”

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